Woman's evening ensemble

French
Winter 1935–36
Designed by Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946), For House of Lanvin (French, founded in 1890)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 128.5 cm (50 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2627a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe, trimmed with gilded leather

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

One piece “harem” dress with sheath-like line and extra divided lengths of the same material turning back at the hemline, simulating the full trousers of the Near East; gathered in at waist with folded self sash crossing over bust to front neck line; sleeveless with deep armscyes trimmed with band of gilded leather appliqué; two long self streamers attached from shoulders to hang down back; worn by Miss Lucy T. Aldrich. b) belt, gathered at center and ends. Size 38.

Signed

Label at waist: "Jeanne Lanvin Paris / 15 UNIS-FRANCE 7", stamped: "HIVER 1935-36"; written in ink: "26992"; written on back in ink: "Cabiné" (?).

Provenance

Worn by Miss Lucy T. Aldrich; Gift to the MFA, Boston Dec 13, 1951.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.